Wilderness Warriors Internship – Spring 2022

Wilderness Warriors Internship – Spring 2022

Project Description: Wilderness Warriors is a month-long internship program of The Wilderness Society  and Ironwood Tree Experience, serving youth ages 15-20. Youth interns actively explore and make personal discoveries in the deserts, mountains and canyons of Southeast Arizona. Interns are introduced to the natural, cultural and economic benefits of public lands through first hand experiences with the land by hiking, camping and backpacking and connecting with the peoples who advocate and steward our public lands. 

Interns gain knowledge and understanding of the management and protection of natural and cultural resources and experience the challenges and successes of wilderness advocacy, policy, and protection. Participants can expect to share their ideas and perceptions in matters of land and water conservation and community stewardship. Interns are responsible for developing a youth-driven, media announcement  that advocates for wilderness protection and access and to share experiences in a public presentation.

Please view the updated Ironwood Tree Experience Covid-19 Safety Guidelines for Participants

Wilderness Warriors Spring 2022 Schedule

MarchThursday 3/10
Program Orientation and Meet and Greet ITE Urban Field Station
Sunday 3/13 - Monday 3/14Overnight at Sycamore Canyon Pajarita Wilderness, Coronado National Forest
Thursday 3/17 - Saturday 3/19Backpacking Orientation to Hutches PoolPusch Ridge Wilderness Area, Coronado National Forest
Saturday 3/26
Urban to Wild Ecosystems ExplorationTucson Mountain Park & Saguaro National Park West
Sunday 3/27
Urban Ecosystems and Advocacy Workshop
Downtown Tucson
AprilSaturday 4/2Urban Ecosystems and Advocacy Workshop II
Urban Field Station
Tuesday 4/12

WW Closing Showcase Venue TBD


Hear what previous years’ Wilderness Warriors Interns had to say:

Madison Birchard

Terra Gomez

Jacob Cooper

Diego Gray

Miguel Ceballos